This incredible cocktail ring from the 1960's is so architectural and very Elizabeth Tayloresque. The building up of the gold as it reaches up the gems brings this ring to life.
The main stone is an emerald surrounded by teardrop sapphires and round faceted diamonds. Mounted in a heavy 18k gold mounting, this ring can be sized down if a sleeve of gold is inserted but it cannot be sized up unless you grind away metal.
This ring is shaped in a way that, although it is extremely top heavy, it does not spin on your finger.
Color: pale green
Clarity: eye visible inclusions (typical of an emerald), some surface reaching
Shape: oval cabochon
Measurements: 19 x 15 x 13 mm
Shape: faceted tear drop shape
Measurements: 5 x 3 mm
Weight: 12 = 2.40 cts estimated weight
Shape: single and round brilliant cuts
Measurements: 2.1 - 2.2 mm
Weight: 18 = 0.61 cts estimated weight
Dimensions: 29.7 - 7.7 mm wide / 24 mm high off finger
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold
Weight: 41 grams
Condition: 8 (shows minimal wear)
Large Emerald Cocktail Ring with Sapphire & Diamonds in 18k Yellow Gold
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.